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Old 07-13-2010, 07:49 PM
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Sad day for baseball

On the day of the Summer Classic All Star Game, a pioneer has died in baseball. I've been a Red Sox fan from birth, and Yankees and George Steinbrenner have always been a pain in the arse. But George really excelled at building his company and Yankees brand. Bought the team in the early 70's for $8.5 mil, and it's now worth over $1.5 billion and is one of the most widely recognized brands in the world. As much as he was a PITA, he should be commended for how he brought back pride and respect to the Yankees.

Even John Henry, the principal owner of the Red Sox, had great praise and respect for him, even as his greatest competitor.

He would have been a great guy to have a beer with and learn business from. But make sure he picks up the friggin' check. So long George.
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:53 PM
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the Yanks are paying some schlub from Japan $45 million to pitch in their minors, after he failed utterly in the bigs. Not even pocket change to General von Steingrabber
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:00 PM
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They've made some bad decisions over the years as any other ball club has. But at least with the Yankees they could absorb it so easily that it didn't hinder the team for the length of the contract. Bad decisions by the Pirates, Royals, and other small market teams, hurt the club for years.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:47 PM
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Sad indeed.

I'm sure he and Billy Martin are enjoying a few laughs, beers, and cigars about now.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:54 PM
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he's already fired Martin three more times by now
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:12 PM
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The man made it to 80. Considering he has looked like a Heart Attack waiting to happen since he bought the Yanks I'd say he did pretty friggin good.
The Yankees suck. The Cardinals are the standard for Baseball as far as I'm concerned.
They don't buy their way into the WS. Plus they don't use that pansy azz DH.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:30 PM
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The Cardinals are the standard for Baseball as far as I'm concerned.
They don't buy their way into the WS. Plus they don't use that pansy azz DH.
The Cardinals are definitely a class act. In their 2006 WS championship, they only had two of the 8 starting position players that they drafted and groomed, and only the #5 starting pitcher. So most of their team that year was from free agents or trades. BUT - they only spent $89 mil in salary, which ranked 11 out of 30 teams, and HALF of what the Yankees spent. Money was spent well that year. Pujols is the best all around player in the game. Gonna be hard to keep him at free agency time due to the crummy contract they ended up handing over to Holiday.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:11 PM
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The Cards have had a good past couple years, but you can't deny the Yanks legacy with Steiny. He made a major impact on baseball and revolutionized the "business" side of the game. There may never be another owner that can compare to Boss.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:21 PM
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Are you aware the Cards have 10 World Championships?
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:48 PM
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Are you aware the Cards have 10 World Championships?
No, I was not aware. What does Bruce Hornsby have to do with the Cards?
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